Operations Research

Vision Centre Services
People examined at centre 4,849 4,538 350 - 9,737
Prescribed 2,198 1,760 141 - 4,099
Dispensed spectacles 709 833 102 - 1,644
Treated for other conditions 575 970 13 - 1,558
Cataract & other surgeries 929 1,437 135 - 2,501
Others - referred 82 76 - - 158
Diabetes risk 325 274 186 - 785
Referred to secondary centre 1,000 2,405 144 - 3,549
Referral Services at Base hospital
People treated at centre 10,822 2,845 173 - 13,840
Refractive errors identified 1,408 425 42 - 1,875
Prescribed 1,301 282 44 - 1,627
Purchased spectacles 494 190 30 - 714
Treated for other conditions 1,642 159 41 - 1,842
Advised cataract surgery 6,324 1,933 105 - 8,362
Advised for other surgeries 414 284 4 - 702
Performed cataract surgeries 4,847 1,670 113 - 6,634
Performed other surgeries 146 192 4 - 342
Blind / low-vision identified 128 - - - 128
Referred to tertiary care 403 - - - 403
Awareness programs conducted 333 13 10 24 367
Participants 11,145 4,625 455 4,183 15,783
*LVPEI VVC: Twelve secondary satellite centres of LVPEI
*GMRV: GMR Varalakshmi Campus
*HOUSE: Hyderabad Urban Slums Eye Care Program




Project Title Investigators Supported by Project Update
Andhra Pradesh Eye Disease Study III (APEDS III)-Follow Up Study

(June 2012 - March 2016)
Dr Rohit Khanna
Dr Subhabrata Chakrabarti
Dr Srinivas Marmamula
Dr P Giridhar
Asha Latha Mettla
(Project Coordinator)
ICEH: Dr Clare Gilbert
Dr GVS Murthy
LVPEI/ Lions Clubs International Foundation, USA / Dept. of Biotechnology, Centre of Excellence grant Completed at Thoodukurthy, Mahbubnagar District; Mudhole, Adilabad District and Nidadavole, West Godavari District.

Subjects examined: 5408
Rapid Assessment of Visual Impairment (RAVI) project in Sattenapally in Guntur district, Andhra Pradesh, India

(February 2014 - April 2015)
Dr Srinivas Marmamula HERF (LVPEI) Project completed at Sattenapally, Guntur District, Andhra Pradesh
Participants enumerated: 3200
Subjects examined: 2597
Participants identified with Visual Impairment: 11.7%
Visual Impairment study in State of Tripura

April – June 2012
Dr Srinivas Marmamula Government of Tripura and HERF (LVPEI); Collaborators: IL&FS Education and Technology Services Ltd, India Completed in North Eastern state of Tripura.
Participants enumerated: 4500
Subjects examined: 4112
Prevalence, causes and risk factors for blindness and low vision in Children in Krishna District of Andhra Pradesh, India

(April 2015 Ongoing)
Dr Rohit Khanna
Dr Srinivas Marmamula
Prof Jill Keeffe
Dr Niranjan Pehere
Ms Asha Latha Mettla
LVPEI / Lions Clubs International Foundation, USA / Sun Pharma Project ongoing in Krishna District
Number of Children screened: 28,623
INITIATIVES FOR CHILDREN
Children Eye Health Initiative in the 30 primary eye care areas of L V Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI) in the state of Telangana

(April, 2015 to March, 2018)
Dr Rohit Khanna
Dr Srinivas Marmamula
Ms Asha Latha Mettla
Lavelle Fund, USA / Sun Pharma Project ongoing in Thoodukurthy, Mahbubnagar District; and Mudhole and Adilabad, Adilabad Districts, Telangana.
Number of Children screened: 69,895
Sight for Kids
(1 year)
Mr Jachin D Williams Lions Clubs International Foundation, USA Schools Covered: 203
Teachers trained: 212
Children screened: 16,153
Spectacles prescribed and dispensed: 200
Referred for treatment: 26
EMPOWERING RURAL COMMUNITIES
Essilor - LVPEI Mobile
Refraction Screening Program

March 2013-Ongoing
Mr Jachin D Williams
Mr Vasu Babu
Essilor, India Screening Programs: 106
People screened: 8645
Spectacles prescribed & dispensed: 1699
Examined at secondary centre: 2164
Community Linked Integrated Project (CLIP)

Jainath: June 2011- May 2015
Project accomplished
Dr Suresh Kuruganti
Mr Jachin D Williams
LVPEI/ Technical support:
Operation Eye Sight
Universal, India
Villages covered: 7
Population screened: 2156
Spectacles Prescribed & dispensed: 374
Operated for cataract & other causes: 61
Vision Health Committees formed: 11
Community Linked Integrated Project (CLIP)

Kapileswarapuram: Feb 2016 (Ongoing)
Dr Suresh Kuruganti
Mr Jachin D Williams
LVPEI/ Technical support: Operation Eye Sight Universal, India Villages covered: 2
Population screened: 2,357
Spectacles Prescribed & dispensed: 10
Operated for cataract & other causes: 2
Vision Health Committees formed: 3
Sunetra Program (Hospital Based Community Eye care Program)

July 2013-Ongoing
Mr Jachin David Williams
Mr Franklin Daniel, Operation Eyesight Universal
LVPEI/ Technical support: Operation Eye Sight Universal, India Ongoing in Gudavalli, Guntur District, Andhra Pradesh and Bellary, Karnataka
Villages covered: 34
People screened: 12,577
Eye problems identified: 2879
Examined at CSP, Vision and Secondary centre: 12,067
Spectacles prescribed & dispensed: 2893
Surgeries performed: 1351
Kankipadu Hospital Based Community Eye care Program Mr Jachin David Williams
Mr Franklin Daniel, Operation Eyesight Universal
LVPEI/ Technical support: Operation Eye Sight Universal, India Population surveyed: 25,177
Screened at Vision Centre: 725
Spectacles prescribed and dispensed: 378
Referred to Secondary Centre: 184
Awareness programs organized: 16
Envision - Every person counts: Revisiting the vision centre model

March 2016 to March 2018
Dr Srinivas Marmamula
Mr Uday Kumar Addepalli
Mr Rajashekar Varda
GPR ICARE Team
LVPEI/ Technical support: Operation Eye Sight Universal, India Ongoing at four Vision Centres at Narsapur, Peddakothapally, Neradigonda and and Narsayapalem.
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